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Patent Amendment Rules(2024)

Statement and undertaking regarding foreign applications (Rule 12) - Form 3: R12(2) – Details of the corresponding foreign applications are to be submitted within three months from the date of issuance of the first examination report. There is no change in the timeline for submitting the first update as per R12(1A). R12(3) – There

By |2024-04-06T04:13:20+00:00March 23rd, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

THE NON-OBVIOUSNESS REQUIREMENT FOR PATENTS

The non-obviousness requirement in patent law has been termed “the ultimate condition for patentability”.[1] An invention must be more than just new and useful; it must also be of a significant enough technical advancement to merit the award of a patent.[2] According to 35 U.S.C. Section § 103, new and useful advancement would be

By |2024-03-14T00:51:46+00:00March 14th, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

AI in the Music Industry: A.R. Rahman’s Exploration of Playback Singers’ Voices

Well-known for his trailblazing contributions to the music industry, music maestro A.R Rahman’s latest endeavour of using AI software to recreate the voices of late playback singers, Bamba Bakya and Shahul Hameed for the film “Lal Salaam,” specifically the music track "Thimiri Yezhuda", has created a buzz. Rahman’s effort to recreate the voices of

By |2024-02-22T15:47:10+00:00February 22nd, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Exploring the Intellectual Property Aspects of AI Art

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been steadily making its presence felt in everyday life and is fast turning into a disruptive as well as a transformative force in modern times. From healthcare, finance, education, entertainment and even legal sectors, AI is taking over traditional practices and opening up new possibilities in improving efficiency, reducing costs,

By |2024-02-05T14:20:14+00:00February 5th, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

AI AND IPR: DRAWING THE LINE OF BALANCE

At present, AI is transforming the landscape of content creation, providing a capability that was previously limited to a select few with advanced skills or technology. As this burgeoning technology evolves, users need to acknowledge and respect the rights of those who played a role in its development – the content creators who may

By |2024-01-25T23:51:28+00:00January 25th, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IPR: THE PRESENT CHALLENGES

Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the most popular terms in the modern world, was coined in the year 1955 by Stanford Professor John McCarthy, who defined it as the “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”. Over the years, this definition has been substantially augmented owing to further developments in the area

By |2024-01-03T13:43:47+00:00January 3rd, 2024|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

An analysis of Section 7(i) of the DPDP Act 2023

An analysis of Section 7(i) of the DPDP Act 2023 The Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023 is a landmark privacy legislation, primarily for two reasons. This is the first piece of legislation to deal with ‘Personal Data’ of an individual, unlike other legislations that deal with ‘Data’ protection in general. This legislation

By |2023-09-24T13:23:40+00:00September 22nd, 2023|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

INDIAN TM REGISTRY WITHDRAWS MASS ABANDONMENT OF TM APPLICATIONS

Following a Writ petition filed in the High Court, the Controller of Patents has undertaken to withdraw the mass abandonment of Trade Mark applications. The subject of challenge in this Writ Petition was the notices published by the CGPDTM on 06-02-2023 and 27-03-2023. Two notices were published in Trademark Journal No. 2090 dated 06-03-2023. 

By |2023-04-24T06:02:25+00:00April 22nd, 2023|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments